Relation de ce qui s'est passé en la Nouuelle France en l'année 1639. Enuoyée au r. pere prouincial de la Compagnie de Iesus en la prouince de France. / Par le p. Paul Le Ieune, de la mesme Compagnie, superieur de la residence de Kébec.

Le Jeune, Paul, 1592-1664.
Other Title:
Relation de ce qui s'est passé en la Nouvelle France en l'année 1639.
A Paris, : chez Sebastien Cramoisy, imprimeur ordinaire du roy, ruë S. Iacques, aux Cicognes., M.DC.XL. [1640]
[8], 116 [i.e. 166], [2], 174, [2] p. ; 17 cm. (8vo)
Jesuits -- Missions.
Indians of North America -- Missions.
Huron Indians -- Missions.
New France -- Discovery and exploration.
Place of Publication:
France Paris.
Relation de ce qui s'est passé en la Nouuelle France, en l'année 163 ... (signed: Pavl Le Ievne)
Relation de ce qui s'est passé dans le pais des Hurons en l'année 1638 & 1639 (signed: Hierosme Lalemant).
There are two known editions of this work in the same year distinguished not only by setting of type but by the following: in one edition the "Table des Chapitres" has the page numbers preceded either by "p.", "pag.", or "page"; on p. 158, 1st count, Chapter XI is wrongly headed "Chapitre II."; in the other edition in the "Table des Chapitres", page numbers, except for the first item, are not preceded by "p.", "pag.", or "page"; Chapter XI is headed "Chap. VIII." There are also several variants within each edition; cf. McCoy, J.C. Jesuit relations, 31-37.
Signatures: ã⁴ A-K⁸ L⁴ a-l⁸ (l8 blank; G1 missigned C1).
Printer's device on title page.
Page 166 misnumbered 116.
Cf. Alden, J.E. European Americana, 640/112 and 640/113.
Letter, pt. 2, p. 2 signed: Hierosme Lalemant.
Privilege dated 14 Dec. 1639.
Local notes:
This copy differs from McCoy 33 in that leaf ã2 has not been excised. No copy corresponding to this one seen in the Church or Bell catalogues. For a bibliographic discussion of the complexities of this 1639 Relation see Bell Cat. 15.
Variant of Bell 16.
FC6 J2943 640rb: Probably a mixed copy, but essentially in conformity with McCoy 36. Priority of eds. reversed as between McCoy and Bell/Church catalogues.
Penn Provenance:
Dechert, Robert (donor)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
JCB Lib. cat., pre-1675, 2:284.
McCoy, J.C. Jesuit relations, 36.
McCoy, 33 (1st ed., var. 3)
Sabin, [39956]
Backer-Sommervogel IV, 797.8
Bell Cat., 15
Dechert Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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